by Marie Elena
We know much of a fairytale
Of Tortoise and the Hare,
But I can tell you details that
Got lost somewhere out there.
See, Aesop had a barbershop
Where he would share folklore
While snippets of each patron’s hair
Would float from head to floor.
While gleaning nest material
From under Aesop’s chair,
A little bird learned more about
the Tortoise and the Hare.
Not only did Hare take a nap
While racing such a slowpoke,
He also caught a matinee,
And shot the breeze with townsfolk.
He stopped in to the barbershop
To get the latest chinwag.
He wrote it all into his pad,
And stuck it in his bookbag.
That steadfast Tortoise won the race,
Which Hare did not foresee.
How do I know these new-found facts?
A little bird told me.
© Marie Elena Good, 2021
From the starter’s gun to the breaking of the tape, this is very clever and creative, Marie! It has to be one of my top ten — no, make that top five — favs from you.
Wowzers! Thank you, kind sir! 😀 It was a fun one to write, David. glad someone saw it and got a kick out of it!
And glad that someone was you!